Fascinating family walking, cultural and adventure holiday in Morocco
Combining the magical city of Marrakech, with time on the beach, walking with camels and discovering the pirate city of Essaouira this is an excellent short introduction to the fun and colourful country of Morocco. Families are always welcomed with open arms by the warm and friendly people everywhere you go. Starting in Marrakech from our hotel with a pool we travel to the coastal, meet our camels and head out for an exciting overnight camp in the sand dunes to watch the starry night sky. We then walk along the beach and dunes to the village of Sidi Kaouki where we have two nights at a guesthouse with pool and sea views. From here we enjoy walks and visit a Berber family for the sharing of cake and mint tea. The afternoons are free for swimming in the pool, paddling, beachcombing, beach games or an optional surf lesson.
This stretch of the Atlantic is wild, dramatic, remote and beautiful. Onto the walled city of Essaouira where old cannons still point out to sea (true pirate style), we find a wealth of shops and souks, and a sandy beach famous for wind and kite surfing. The last night of the holiday is spent in Marrakech were we can walk in the main square – Djemaa el Fna, watching the children delight at the fascinating mix of dancers, music, storytellers and food stalls which are found here. This holiday truly captures the essence of Morocco and allows parents and children alike to have an active and culturally rich time away.
If you are wanting a longer holiday you can do our Teenage Toubkal Ascent which is available to run back-to-back on certain departures.